Undergraduate Courses

Biology 413

Molecular Genetics of Development

This is a discovery-based laboratory course that allows young investigators to work alongside established faculty on topics in developmental neurobiology.  Although the topics and approaches change each year, the most important features of the course are the following:

  • Students working on unanswered biological questions
  • Students using multidisciplinary approaches, including cutting-edge technology
  • Students working individually and as part of teams, supported by established scientists
  • Students driving discovery with their own research

Winter Quarter, 2013-2016, 2018

Biology 355

Foundations in Cell/Molecular Biology

This course serves as an overview of fundamental concepts and techniques in cell and molecular biology.  Students focus on the following core concepts:

  • How cells are studied
  • The dynamic nature of the cell
  • How cells are organized
  • How materials are trafficked in cells
  • Birth (division) and death (apoptosis) of cells
  • Some basic principles of cell signaling

Students also gain skills in reading, discussing, and writing about primary research (research papers).

Spring Quarter, 2011-2013

Graduate Courses

Neurobiology at MBL

This is an intensive and comprehensive laboratory-oriented course in cellular and molecular neurobiology intended for predoctoral students, postdoctoral or clinical researchers, and young investigators beginning independent research careers. We contribute to the "genomics bootcamp" module of the course, which provides students with experience in sample preparation and data analysis for microarray and RNA-seq based gene expression analysis.


Summer, 2012-2018

Neuroscience 501

Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology

This is a graduate course that provides an overview of molecular and cellular biology of nervous system development.


Fall Quarter (3 lectures), 2014-2017